Joseph G. Merlino age 76, of Powhatan died October 7, 2000 at Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Brockport. Mr. Merlino was born April 6, 1924 in Yonkers NY, a son of Joseph Merlino and Mary (Billingsworth) Merlino. He was a Veteran of World War II, and served in the United States Marine Corps with the First Marine Raider Battalion, also known as Edson‘s Raiders. Following the war, Mr. Merlino worked at the United Nations for 18 years before entering into public relations work with Consolidated Edison of White Plains, NY. He retired from that company in 1988. He was a Past President of the Downtown White Plains Exchange Club, and was also a member of both the Powhatan Lions Club and the Albion NY Lodge #1006 of BPO Elks. Mr. Merlino is survived by his wife Anne; by his sons Richard Merlino of FL and Randy (Julia) Merlino of NJ; his brother William (Barbara) Merlino of FL; his sister Theresa DeDivitis of TX; also by three grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews. There are no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service which will be held October 17th Tuesday at 1:00 PM at Christ Episcopal Church in Albion. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were completed through the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc of Albion.